Glenelg Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,405 in Glenelg Shire, higher compared to Victoria.

Household Expenditure is modelled based on a set of expenditure items collected every 5 years in the ABS Household Expenditure Survey. Household Expenditure is a useful measure of the economic resources available to households in the area and where their income is spent. Areas with good public transport infrastructure and access to jobs may spend less on transport and more on discretionary spending such as entertainment. More disadvantaged areas may spend a higher proportion of their income on food and transport. An examination of the distribution of household spending per household may provide insights into the socio-economic status of the area.

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Household expenditure
Glenelg Shire2018/192012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2012/13 - 2018/19
Food$13,68312.6%$10,8269.4%$14,12912.6%$9,9729.1%-446
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1223.8%$3,8163.3%$4,6294.1%$4,6984.3%-507
Clothing & Footwear$3,4763.2%$4,5834.0%$2,8292.5%$3,8843.6%+647
Furnishings & equipment $7,7697.1%$5,3494.6%$7,2796.5%$4,7144.3%+491
Health$9,0848.4%$8,2187.1%$9,9938.9%$7,3086.7%-908
Transport$4,7184.3%$12,15310.5%$4,5414.0%$12,68311.6%+177
Communications$3,0312.8%$2,5802.2%$1,9101.7%$1,6191.5%+1,122
Recreation & Culture$17,76216.3%$11,89610.3%$18,68816.6%$11,58210.6%-926
Education $5,9815.5%$6,1645.3%$7,6046.8%$6,0755.6%-1,623
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8334.4%$6,1855.4%$4,2893.8%$5,7965.3%+544
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,86220.1%$17,62415.3%$20,97118.7%$15,76114.5%+891
Housing$7,0456.5%$21,00818.2%$9,5938.5%$19,94618.3%-2,549
Utilities$5,4055.0%$4,9124.3%$5,9585.3%$4,9924.6%-553
Total Expenditure$108,771100.0%$115,314100.0%$112,413100.0%$109,030100.0%-3,642
Net Savings-$8,050-8.0%$3720.3%-$5,972-5.6%$9,8388.3%-2,078
Total Disposable Income$100,7220%$115,6860%$106,4420%$118,8680%-5,720

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year. Learn more

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